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Regulators eye deals as boom set to continue

Jan 02, 2019 - Australian Financial Review

The risk of regulators putting the brakes on multibillion-dollar transactions is increasing, but deal makers say it won't stop boards pulling the trigger on mergers and acquisitions after a bumper 2018.

Deals during 2018 reached the highest level since 2011, with M&A transactions worth a combined $US113.6 billion announced, and $US106.2 billion completed involving Australian companies, according to Dealogic.

More deals are expected this year, even with forecast market volatility. UBS...